As a Jones fan it has been clear to me for some time now that he is on a path to iconic status. The Cormier fight was just one more big moment of many to come. I've also never feared the idea that Jones' path to iconic status could be threatened in the ring but I have feared that it could be threatened outside of it. A little blow might seem like a small thing. Most of us have dabbled in some type of drug in our life, yet for most of us it was not a life altering experience In a negative sense. We simply experimented for kicks and moved on with our lives. However none of us did so while being in the midst of becoming a sports icon. To be the best in the world at something requires extraordinary discipline and restraint. A world class athlete should not partake in many of the activities the average joe finds himself embroiled in. And with this revelation about Jones, it is clear he is towing the line between what is good and bad for someone attempting to be the greatest fighter the sport has ever seen. My biggest fear about Jones may be coming true. I've always believed that the battles outside of the ring would be stiffer than any within it. I've seen many of my favorite athletes, from Shawn Kemp to Pernell Whitaker, bow out before their time because of bad life choices (specifically drug use). And I see Jones potentially treading their path. I don't know what caused Jon to sniff lines, whether it be the pressure of fame or the rush of adrenaline, I just know the guy has some searching to do. He has to make up his mind. He must decide whether he wants to continue to dominate and build his legacy or eventually succumb to the career suicide that these choices he's making ultimately lead to.